The Mansfield Police has issued the following advisory regarding this Saturday's (8/20) Jimmy Buffett Show:
"Calling all Parrotheads! Here at MPD, we always look forward to the annual arrival of Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers at the Xfinity Center (this year on Saturday, August 20th). It's a fun atmosphere filled with bright colors, inflatables, great food, sand....and since parking lots open at 11am, the fans have a full day of fun in the sun before the show.
Although Officer Martell may write like a doctor, we're far from qualified to discuss the physiology of the digestive system. But we do know that after eating questionably-refrigerated meat and sipping a few adult beverages, you're gonna need to GO.
Fortunately, the folks at Live Nation New England have supplied the parking lots with an abundance of actual, health-code-compliant toilets that aren't attached to the bumper of a pickup truck. We want to get the word out early this year that the "tent toilets" will not be permitted (or tolerated). We know, we know....no one likes to poo in a Porta-Loo, but think of it as an experience to build character. Like showering at camp with a family of spiders.
Please, share this information with anyone who is attending Jimmy Buffet this weekend.Thank you!"
While the advisory is written in a friendly and playful fashion Both Xfinity Center and the Mansfield Police are serious about no homemade toilets being allowed. This is a result of what happened last year when Jimmy played Xfinity Center in Mansfield, numerous homemade toilets were left behind in the venue's parking lot many of which included 5 gallon buckets that were full. The Xfinity Center has announced that they are bringing in many additional port-a-potty's specifically for the Jimmy Buffett show.